Business fire traced to electrical fault

NORCROSS - Firefighters tracked a fire at a Norcross business Monday evening to electrical wiring in a ceiling.

Firefighters found the small fire at BJ's Wholesale in the 6300 block of Cash Court after an employee reported the blaze at 6 p.m.

The scene was considered under control less than 20 minutes later, said Fire Department spokesman Capt. Thomas Rutledge.

"The fire caused only minor damage and appears to be electrical in nature," Rutledge said.

Customers were evacuated for a short time while fire crews checked to make sure the fire was resolved, Rutledge said.

No injuries were reported.

Fire damages unoccupied home

GRAYSON - Fire damaged an unoccupied home in the 2500 block of Hard Twist Drive in Grayson on Monday, officials said.

Firefighters were dispatched to the single-story home at 4:51 p.m. and had the blaze controlled about 15 minutes later, Rutledge said.

The blaze caused moderate damage to two rooms - a den and kitchen - and sent smoke throughout the structure.

"No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported," Rutledge said.

The cause of the fire was undetermined Tuesday, Rutledge said.

Rutledge said the fire serves as a reminder to the community that "we should check for and eliminate home fire hazards."

October is fire prevention month in Gwinnett County, carrying the theme: It's Fire Prevention Month: Prevent Home Fires.

For more information about home fire safety, and other fire and life-safety programs, Rutledge urges citizens to call 678-518-4850.